Professor Rodrigo Martins elected first Vice-President of the International Union of Materials Research Society.

Rodrigo Martins, Professor of the Department of Materials at FCT NOVA, was elected First Vice-President of the "International Union of Materials Research Society" (IUMRS), the largest academic association in the world, with more than 250 mill members from 14 societies, as are the case of the African Societies; AustralianBrazilanChineseEuropeanIndianIndonesiaJapanese; South KoreanMexican; Russa; Singapore; Taiwan; Thai.

The Professor will assume his duties as early as January 2019. With this election, he will become the first Portuguese President of such a prestigious Association in 2021, at the moment that the IUMRS administration will migrate from the USA to China (administration) and Singapore (financial management).